Geocaching is an entertaining adventure game for GPS users. Participating in a cache hunt is a good way to take advantage of the wonderful features and capability of a GPS unit. The basic idea is to have individuals and organizations set up caches all over the world and share the locations of these caches on the internet. GPS users can then use the location coordinates to find the caches. Once found, a cache may provide the visitor with a wide variety of rewards. All the visitor is asked to do is if they get something they should try to leave something for the cache.
The easiest way to get involved in geocaching is to attend a geocaching event. There are many posted at the websites listed at the right.
There are more than 150 in Jacksonville alone.
Safe, legal, ethical; when placing or seeking geocaches, I will:
Not endanger myself or others
Observe all laws and; rules of the area
Respect property rights and seek permission where appropriate
Avoid causing disruptions or public alarm
Minimize my and others' impact on the environment
Be considerate of others
Protect the integrity of the game pieces
For more information about this program, please call 501-982-4171.